Canada’s federal government has been urged to relax its coronavirus quarantine controls to boost Edmonton’s chances of hosting part of the National Hockey League playoffs. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney made the request in a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday as the NHL announced it is considering Edmonton as one of 10 possible hub cities to restart the season in.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will head into whatever becomes of the NHL postseason without forward Nick Bjugstad. The team announced Wednesday that Bjugstad underwent spinal surgery to repair a herniated disk. General manager Jim Rutherford said the surgery was necessary after Bjugstad had a ”setback” while recovering from a lower-body injury suffered just before the NHL went on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.